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good morning. it is thursday, december 11th, 2014. welcome to "cbs this morning." hurricane force winds and heavy rain, the biggest storm in years lashes the virginia coast. >> two people tell us how "rolling stone" got it wrong. and why do highway construction projects take so long? jeff pegues investigates. >> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> flooding. damaging winds. it's not a matter of if anymore. it's matter of when. a lot of rain already. >> a severe storm threatens millions of the west coast.
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>> sandbags line the streets and schools across the bay area are closed today. >> powerful winds lead to powerful power outages. >> these beachfront homes basically gone. >> on the east coast, up to 20 inches following it. >> there are demands for new investigations, prosecutions, and firings. >> excuse me. i said who yesterday. >> you're on cable. >> that's okay. >> roger goodell announced a new personal misconduct policy. >> any player charged with a violent crime will be on paid leave. >> they'd you so much, ladies and gentlemen. >> david letterman has set a day for hit final show. may 20th. mark your calendar. >> if you don't have meryl streep on your show, you really don't have a show. >> new york city, it's a miracle no one was killed.
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>> driver in custody after her car jumped a curb. >> a bmw suv ran into this home. the driver ran away from the scene. >> all that -- >> wizards win it at the buzzer. what a play. >> alaska. cody townsend came straight down a ridiculously deep and narrow shoot. >> that's got to be the most insane ski run i've ever seen. >> -- and all that matters. >> president obama and michelle obama helped sort gifts for the toys for tots day. >> this happened on a pbs show. the guest was on fire and the sound effects guy kept adding funny noises. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota, let's go places. captioning funded by cbs
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welcome to "cbs this morning." gae king is off, so we're pleased to have our pal jeff glor with us zbhood morning. >> california this morning is bracing for the strongest storm to hit the west coast in more than six years. dozens of scores are closed this morning. heavy rains and winds threaten to bring trees and power lines down. >> the worst of the storm is expected to hit throughout. some could see up to a foot of rain over the next two days. bigad shaban is in sacramento where people are preparing anyway they can. bigad, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the heavy rain isn't expected to fall here for a couple of hours but it should last through the day. right now the biggest concern along the sacramento river is the creeks and rivers that fed into it are already swollen from the storm last week which only increases the risk for flooding. the rain clouds over northern california opened up overnight.
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there was a downpour people haven't seen in years. in some communities up to 8 inches of rain are expected by this evening. kimmy and her son filled sand bags to line along her home because of worries along the sacramento river. >> we hear there's a big storm and so we're going to be ready. i think we even done all that we can. this is the last bit. >> along the california coast, near hurricane force winds threatened to knock out power for thousands. victor jenkins helped his 87-year-old neighbor prepare for the storm. >> physical labor is not what i do? i sit behind my computer. >> this is one of those systems we don't see very often. >> reporter: michelle meade is a national coordinator with the national weather service. it will do little to help the drought-ravaged state. in the whole scheme of things
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it's not going to do a lot. >> no. it's a little drop. >> reporter: but the potential for high surf is causing big concerns along beaches in los angeles. crews built sand berms to prevent flooding since waves could reach two stories tall. now, despite all these precautions, the wet weather is also being welcomed here in california which is in its third year of drought. jeff, back to you. >> bigad, thank you very much. huge waves are pounding the coast. already they've swept homes into the water. evelyn is tracking all of it. evelyn, good morning. >> good morning. indeed, we're looking at dangerous surf up and down the coast. rain expected, 3 to 4 inches but in the higher elevations, up to maybe 10 inches. and snow-wise, 1 to 3 inches in the sierra. we could see very gusty conditions, up to 120 miles per
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hour along some ridgetops. for futurecasts, you'll see rain work into the bay area for the remainder of the day. as we head into the afternoon and early evening hours we're going to see rain along the central coast of california and finally southern california getting hit in the overnight and early morning hours for tomorrow. for the east, things starting to dry out for the next couple of day s and warm up. >> evelyn, thank you. here's a look at new york, 2 feet in syracuse. bringing down power lines. it forced an interstate to close most of wednesday. an al qaeda group in yemen said it attacked an air base used by americans. they say it was revenge for failure to attempt to rescue luke somers. david martin is at the pentagon. good morning. >> good morning.
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they refused to say whether any u.s. military personnel were even at the base at the time of the attack. al qaeda said they fired a half dozen rockets at the american part of this sprawling base located near the area where luke somers was held. a relatively small number of special operations forces are in yemen working with yemeni troops in the battle against al qaeda and over the last couple of weeks they conducted two raids in an attempt to rescue somers. in the first attempt, somers was not there, in the second attempt, he and a teacher from south africa were killed by guards. luke somers' body arrived back in the u.s. at the air force
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base in dover. jeff. >> thank you. many cannot stop arguing about a scathing senate report on the terror attacks on 9/11. one of the targets is responding to the criticism this morning but he said there's not much he can talk about. nancy cordes spoke with him. she's on capitol hill. good morning. >> good morning, jeff. he's a psychologist who spent most of his career as a serviceman. after 9/11 he and his business partner came to the cia with an idea on,000 handle prisoners. the report says his methods were in'affective but he's getting some high-profile backup. the former vice president says the senate intelligence report throws intelligence professionals under the bus. >> what happened here was we asked the agency to go and take steps to put in place programs that were put in place to catch the bastards who killed on 9/11 and make sure it didn't happen again and that's exactly what
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they did. >> the cia says one of those professionals was dr. james mitchell. >> i'm not going to confirm or deny that i was one of the persons they contacted. >> reporter: he was one half of the duo dubbed dunbar and swart. we reached him at home where he said the report drafted by the senate intelligence committee is one-sided. >> what i believe is if there's a beef with the cia and senator feinstein and this is just her effort on the way out to smear the men and women there. >> reporter: the report is unflattering. neither psychologist had any experience as an interrogator, nor did either have knowledge of al qaeda th. >> it's just stupid, stupid. >> why? >> it's just false, to have a nondisclosure agreement. i can't even defend myself.
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>> reporter: the report says it was mitchell who suggested 12 different things including a face slap. he sat down and said many critics of the interrogation program had a double standard. >> to me it seems completely unsensible, slapping people is bad but sending people into a picnic and killing granny and everyone is okay. >> he said he was never contacted by the office of the report and when i asked why they would turn to outside contractors to divide a program that would seem to be at the heart of the cia responsibilities, he said we would have to ask that question of the cia. charlie. >> thanks. police in hong kong this
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morning are clearing the main camp used by pro-democracy protesters. the protests began 2 1/2 months ago. demonstrators are angry about the government's involvement in choosing election candidates. a protest organizer says the fight for open elections is not over. >> the national football league says it now has the right framework to address misconduct off the field. all 32 team owners voted wednesday to impose a tough new policy. it applies to everyone. coaches, player, and employees. and as roger goodell reports, the nfl wants to show that rape and violence will not be tolerated. >> it clearly spells out not only how the league kayes out its investigations but when and what types of punishments will be doled out. one of the biggest changes, nfl commissioner roger goodell is stripped of key powers. a new official will be put in charge of investigations and discipline. >> this will be a highly
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qualified individual with a criminal justice background, hired as soon as possible. >> reporter: the eight-page policy covers sex assault, dating violence, child abuse, stalking, assault and battery, cruelty to animals and any conduct that undermines the integrity of the nfl is also banned. nancy armoire, a sports columnist for "usa today" welcomes the changes. >> really for the past few months there have been knee-jerk reactions and plan ace lock the way. >> the commissioner has final say on appeals. sex assault and domestic violence offenses carry a baseline six-game suspension. norah o'donnell asked roger goodell about that in september. >> does the nfl have a domestic
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violence policy. >> one case is enough. if we have one case, that's something we have to address. if we have multiple, we have to change our training and education to try to eliminate the issue. >> they were surprised saying their unilateral decision and conduct today is tonal thing that's been consistent over the past few months. >> you have to have everybody buying in. as t way it stands right now, the players are not going to. >> they have outside consultants. in the case of domestic violence or child abuse, the league will provide critical teams to provide assistance to victims, perpetrator, and their families. >> jim, thank you very much. the dow jones industrial fell 250 points on wednesday, the worth since october. >> the average price of crude
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oil is now at a five-year low. cbs analyst mellody hobson joins us this morning. good morning. what's going on? >> it starts in china. we've seen it play out in a big way in terms of oil but other commodities as well. >> if there's not enough demand and those prices go down. >> demand is one side of the equation but supply is the other side and supply in america has been amazing. in just six years america has reduced its dependency on foreign oil by 50%. that means that the oil cartel, opec, doesn't have the control and power that it had before and so while everyone resets here, we've seen a very sharp drop in oil prices. >> it's interesting to see the government is predicting the gaps will be about $2.60 a gallon next year. that's going to save drivers about $120 billion a week. that's $25 a week in people's
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paychecks. that's a lot of money. what's the downside? >> i believe it's short term. that is for oil companies themselves. >> which is why the market really accelerated. >> exactly. they represent about 10% of the s&p 500. their stocks are down 50% this year. they have to right-size themselves now. just a year ago these companies were booming. so it's been this fast fall that's caused a problem but over the intermediate term, this will be a boon to the american consumer. i think of it like a stimulus. for every one penny, it's a billion dollars in spending. >> what's the future of the chinese economy if it's going to impact them? >> here's the thing. we're still growing by 7%. this is huge. it's just not the double growth we saw years ago that was at 14%. it won't be this explosive growth that we saw. so, again, everyone is
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right-sizing themselves at this point. >> in the u.s., we still have the recovery we hoped for. >> yes. and the u.s. is expected to do what it's doing, which is slow but steady growth and europe is expected to be a slow grower as well. so the bigger story hasn't changed. the global multinationals are in great slap. i'm not that worried. >> really doctoring. mellody hobson, thank you so much. and police this morning are investigating whether a driver who plowed through a crowded shopping area in new york city was intoxicated. it happened last night near the macy's flagship store. six pedestrians were hit. the car struck pedestrians before smash into a window. the driver is being treated for nonlife-threatening injuries. david letterman announced his last show will be in may. in his career he's won five emmys, peabody, and expected
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millions. vad m vladimir duthiers is here with a shift at night. >> one thing that won't be forgotten. the indelible impact he's had on generations of americans who grew up watching him. >> the cia torture report is 6 million pages long. it's almost as long as a george clooney prenup. >> reporter: his iconic gap-toothed smile and wit has been with us for more than three decades. >> there's a whole generation of comics right now including most of the other late-night hosts who were tremendously influenced by lettermen. >> aannounced his retirement on one of his late shows. >> 2015, for the love of god, in fact, paul and i will be wrapping things up and taking a
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hike. >> reporter: that date is now official. may 20th. in a statement ceo leslie moonves says it's going to be tough to say good-bye but i know we'll all chirish the shows leading up to dave's final broadcast in may. his irreverent and often over-the-top antics brought him fans and critical acclaim. next year he will be taking over as host of this program, the "late show." ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the very talented, the always entertaining stephen colbert. >> waiting in the wings, comedian stephen colbert who's hosted the popular "colbert report" on comedy central since 2005. the impending change was even joked about during the kennedy center honors earlier this week.
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>> not yet. >> stephen colbert will take over hosting duties at some point in 2015. his last show on comedy central will tape next week. as for letterman, he says he wants to spend more time with his family including his 11-year-old son. >> he will be missed. >> absolutely. i grew up watching him. so it will be a total bummer to see him go. >> i know. big shoes for for colbert to fill. up next on "cbs this morning," a lost fisherman's survivor story. he reveals h
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hi, good morning i'm ukee washington. some snow showers around the region this morning lets check with katie, good morning. >> we are fining some flakes flying as we speak, but certainly through overnight we will have a nice coat ago this settled in across the north and western half of the delaware valley and you can see what happens here. we caught a break and new we have seen a fresh little round build up here over berks county, look closely, you'll see flakes flying here outside kutztown area middle school and very modest coating on the grass right now, that is about it. so that is generally what you'll find but because it is a minor event, it could lead to more traffic issues just because we have got slick roads and you might, catch you off guard. watch for that just slow down and with that said, perfect
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way to transition over to all of the traffic going on out there right now, right torey. >> absolutely, traffic and weather really do go together. i too being that line from katie earlier. she's absolutely right. lets talk about the ben franklin bridge and rest of the bridges firstly. traveling ben you will have delayshmaking your way west in towards philadelphia all bridges are operating with a 35 miles an her speed restriction. the as a result of the weather. rush hour 13 miles an hour is what you are traveling, 95 southbound we are seeing delays on the schuylkill and black ice reports in bucks ain't montgomery county. >> be careful, thank you. next update 7:55. up next this morning new fall outt from an alleged gang rape at the university of virginia. we are on the cw philly good
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a woman on a southwest airlines flight gave birth to a baby. on a southwest flight. yeah. as soon as he was born on the southwest flight the baby said, i had more leg room in the womb. >> that is so good. sjt th isn't that good? >> it's true. >> that baby that was born airborne. >> well done. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, the lost fisherman who said he expected to die. he was stranded for 12 days. listen to this. this morning he describes hue he used some wires to fix his radio and then finally get help. plus, the spider that delayed a $15 million highway project. see why environmental worries
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are just part of the red tape tying up the work. that's ahead. "the wall street journal" says for the first time in twody de cades more americans support gun rights than gun patrol. a poll by the pew research center says 52% believe it's more important to protect gun rights. 46% say it's more important to control who owns guns. "the new york times" says the many breast cancer cases women are receiving radiation treatments longer than necessary. conventional treatment lasts five to seven weeks. the new study says three to four weeks of more intense radiation is just as effective. >> "usa today" says four more companies are allowed to fly drones. they'll be used to conduct aerial surveys, monitor sites. the faa is urnltd pressure to speed up the process. >> the "washington post" reports
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it has made what it causing historic leaks with a navy weapons system. they released a video wednesday of that system firing shots from a ship at mumt. targets. each blast costs less than $1. it was tested in the persian gulf this fall and declared a success. "bloomberg" says instagram has more. 300 million users. twitter has 284 million. >> we like our pictures. a new picture this morning challenge an alleged gang rape at the university of virginia. julianna goldman is in charlottesville, virginia, where she talked to students at the center of the scandal. julianna, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. cbs news has now talked with all three students and friends mentioned in the article as having spoken with and seen
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jackie the night of the assault. all three of their accounts are very similar and yet very different from jackie's. one of those students is alex. he's a third year student here at uva. he said he first read the article not realizing he'd be a central figure. >> it slowly dawned on me that this was, in fact, a story -- similar to the story jackie had told me in some ways. >> reporter: alex who asked we only use his first name realized he was the andy in the article identified as a friend of jackie who saw her after an alleged gang rape at a uva fraternity house. she was described as shaking and bloody after the attack but instead of seeking help her friends launched into a heated discussion about the social price of reporting the incident, fearing it might damage their reputation. alexeis th
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alex says that report is false. >> jackie and i are close and she's a very good storyteller. i'm a little confused. i knew why she decided to portray everybody who, you know, tried to help her as somehow horrible, sort of animal house frat boys, but, you know, i'm not sure. >> reporter: alexeis he does not remember jackie appearing physically injured but that he and another friend identified as randall in the article stayed through the night with her at her request and encouraged her to get help. randall spoke to cbs newss in silhouette under the condition we not use his real name. >> what do you remember? >> it was pretty obvious she went through some kind of traumatic experience. she kept looking around like someone was going to jump out of the dark and it was clear she had been crying. >> reporter: dal said jackie told him she and her date stopped a at fraternity house and she was invited upstairs. >> when she got upstair upstair
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door was lock and she was forced to perform oral sex on five mem in the room. >> reporter: now randall says he's not sure who or what to believe. >> the piece that doesn't fit for me is the way she acted on the night of the incident. it all felt incredibly genuine. that's the one thing out of place that keeps me from saying, yes, i think that's what happened. >> reporter: alex, randall, and the thirty friend who still wants to be identified as cindy said they have never heard from "rolling stone" seeking their side of the story. all three are cooperating with the charlottesville police investigation, looking into what happened that night. jackie's attorney, "rolling ston stone," and the author of the article have declined to provide a comment. jeff? >> thank you very much. he spent two weeks stranded at sea. this morning we're hearing from him. ron ingraham clung to his crippled sailboat for 12 days.
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extraordinary story. john blackstone shows us how he survived even after search efforts were called off. >> i thought i was going to die. >> reporter: nearly two weeks after the coast guard last heard from him, ron ingraham suddenly reappeared in the vast pacific ocean. >> i was out of water but i hydrated on fish. >> reporter: the coast guard found the experienced fish dehydrated and hungry but otherwise oklahoma. ingraham's ordeal began on thanksgiving after his boat began taking on water. the veteran fisherman issued two distress calls. >> this is a mayday, mayday, mayday. small boat, danger of sinking. >> reporter: ingraham had planned to sail from moll a kai to ma nigh but rough saes took him off course. >> the wave hit me and the mass of water tossed me out and wrecked my antenna. >> reporter: despite a search of 12,000 square miles the coast
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guard was unable to locate him and after four days they called off the search. >> the seas were 15, 20 feet, so i had to run with it. it took me way out of range of where these guys were all searching. >> reporter: 12 days after the coast guard last heard from him, ingra him was able to rig his radio with some wire and a coat hanger and managed another distress call. >> we've got a mayday, mayday. this is malia. anybody picking this up? >> reporter: he was picked up. 60 miles from honolulu and three miles from a navy destroyer. an hour later they toed ingraham and his vessel to shore. >> great job by the command center to hear it, recognize it. >> reporter: reached by phone in missouri, his estranged son zach expressed relief. he plans to be reunited with him in hawaii. >> for him to be found, that's awesome. 12 days, man. i can't believe it. he's a champ. he's tough.
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>> reporter: saferly back on land, ingraham has already planned his next destination. >> i'm a little dazed right now and i'm headed to the bar. >> reporter: john blackstone, cbs news, san francisco. >> good plan. >> exactly. he's like i'd like a stiff drink. >> if anybody deserves a drink, there it is. how a spider the size of a dime almost add 30d million to the cost of a texas highway project. we investigate why construction projects across the country take so long. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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construction is likely causing dribers frustration this morning it's costing taxpayers time and money. highway repairs require $120 billion in funnels a year.
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jeff pegues with how costs and delays can snowball thanks to red tape and spiders the size of a dime. jeff, good morning. >> good morning. a lot of o highway construction projects are scheduled to take years and often take longer and blow their budget. we decided to take a look at some of the major projects around the country to see why you're spending more time sitting on the highway than driving on it. construction projects are taking longer and costing taxpayers more than they should. that's what patrick natal, the national director of the society of civil engineers believes. why does construction take so long? >> one of the biggest problems is the approval process. we get hung up in red tape frequently that drags projects out for many, many years. >> he should know. his engineering group studies the condition of the nation's infrastructure. it's easy to forget what these delays mean for you. >> the delivery truck has to go that way, delivering goods and services. add that into your cost. so the public is paying for it
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one way or the other. >> reporter: before breaking ground, city, state, and federal regulations can add years to a project. case in point, this underpass in san antonio. the $15 million highway project ground to a halt because of something the size of a dime. this sykoick sick arena veni is protected. led to an eight-figure cost increase for the project. >> i think that kind of tripling for infrastructure cost is a complete budget buster. >> susan combs, the publicly elected controller for texas says her constituents are frustrated. >> when they're told that there's a dime-sized spider which nobody's ever heard of and it's going to cost lives because of balances because you can't get to work, they don't understand it. they don't see its value and they're shaking their heads. >> reporter: because of the spider, the cost will go from $15 million to at least $44
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million. the project that was supposed to be completed in 2013 won't even break ground until next year. this billion dollar expansion of the 405 freeway in los angeles was supposed to take three years and ended up taking 4 1/2. commuters in the city of angels lose around 61 hours a year to traffic. officials added a car pool lane promising it would reduce commute times by at least 36 minutes. dave satero, a spokesman for the metropolitan transportation authority defends the work that was done. >> we aligned 28 freeway ramps as part of the project. we built three freeway bridges and brought them up to modern seismic standards. >> reporter: but what it didn't do is reduce traffic. a recent study concluded the traffic may even be worse. add the fact that construction climb $100 million over the
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original price tag and you can see why some commuters aren't happy with the result. katy harris takes the freeway almost daily. >> the 405 is awful. i can't even wish it on my worst enemies. >> now there are some possible solutions including some kind of asphalt used in winter and charging fees to companies each time they block a lane of traffic but for now it appears the commuters might just be left in a jam. >> now what happened to the spider? >> this is what i find fascinating. this spider, the first one they found in 1980 -- >> there were two spiders. >> the first was found in 1980 and they determined that it was an endangered species and then 32 years later they find the second one as they're starting this project in 2012. but to determine whether it is endangered, they have to capture it, they have to kill it, and they have to dissect it. so the spider that held up the project that was endangered,
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it's dead. >> jeff, thanks. >> thanks, jeff. congratulations on your new assignment. >> thank you. >> congratulations. >> thank you very much. coming up, why she says it was the beses >> announcer: this portion "cbs this morning" sponsored by
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good morning i'm erika von tiehl. we will get to katie because this nor'easter is noting ago away. >> it has been with us for several days, it is thankfully the last day that we will have to talk about the least side you'll effects from this system, thank goodness, but we had residual effects of the system. they were noticeable. we have snow falling up in the poconos and where as down the shore we see sunlight. true to form classic forecast for the delaware valley where so many will see something completely different from your neighbor. with that said general jist is we are seeing snow or rain showers throughout the day-to-day. they should not accumulate if anything at all but they could lead to slick travel, left
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over flurries, nothing more than clouds, we will drop to 31. finally by tommy can promise try day for everybody and that dry weather will hold for good long while. we deserve it, vittoria. >> we do, katie. >> good morning. traveling right now on the roads you deserve a better commute then what i will give you but it is what it is today. traveling on 4222 we are seeing eastbound delay out of royersford down towards 202. delays on the schuylkill, i-95, 476, usual spots and we are seeing speed restriction toss 35 miles an hour on area bridges, erika. >> your next update 8:25. next up on cbs this morning 3 could lack of sleep increase your risk of
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good morning. it is thursday, december 11th, 2014. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead including anxiety over the controversial film "the interview." how a hack attack on sony is causing behind-the-scenes drama in hollywood. but first here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> the rain continuing to work its way into the bay area. very strong southerly winds. rain expected between an inch and 4 inches. >> snow in upstate new york, nearly 2 feet blanketed areas bringing down trees and power lines. >> he and his business partner came to the cia with an idea. the report says his methods were ineffective. >> it spells out not only how the league carries its investigations but when and what
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types of punishments will be dolled out. >> what's the downside to falling crude oil. >> the down side is the companies. >> the one thing that won't be forgotten, indelible impact he's left. >> big shoes for colbert to fill. >> what takes so lock. >> one is the process. we get hung up in red tape. >> the waves rolled in and the mass hit me and sent me way out. i'm headed to the bar. >> he's like, i need a stiff drink. >> if anybody deserves a stiff drink. >> there you go. i'm charlie rose with norah o'donnell and jeff glor. gayle king is off. as much as a foot of rain is possible over two days in some areas. many rivers are already swollen from another drenching storm system last week. >> rain has been falling in san francisco overnight. heavy winds are also a concern.
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you can see a camera near the bay bridge is blowing around this morning. many schools in the area will close today in anticipation of downed trees and power lines. >> this morning a cia contractor who reportedly suggested waterboards terror suspects is calling a senate investigation a smear. former vice president dick cheney said the senate report accusing the cia of brutality and lying is, quote, full of crap. >> the senate report identifies other countries that helped the cia carry out its program that's getting a lot of aterngs this morning. charlie d'agata is in london with some of america's friends and enemies from around the world. charlie, good morning. >> good morning. international condemnation has come from america's enemies and allies alike mostly demanding how a country pro projelkts freedom and protect of human rights can be involved in enhanced interrogation. it took the british ally david
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cameron to say the world cia has been reluctant to say. >> torture is wrong. >> reporter: afghan president called it shocking and inhumane, wanting to know how many afghans have been abused on their own soil. they're a number of countries that hosted secret prisons including thailand and poland. it was stated simply the u.s. asked for a quiet place where they could effectively get information from people. "washington post" columnist david ignatius says the report has damaged crucial relationships overseas. >> the next time the u.s. asks poland or thailand or any other country that's been embarrassed by the disclosures in the senate intelligence report to do us a favor in secret, i'm sure there's going to be a lot of pushback. >> reporter: iran's supreme leader took to twitter called
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america a symbol of tierney against humanity. they claim they're a prideful nation, he said, but the u.s. government has debased and misguided their people who aren't aware of many realities. no stranger to accusations is state sanked torture itself, china took the moral high ground saying china opposes torture. we think the u.s. should reflect and correct their actions. flagrant human rights abuser north korea went further calling on the u.n. to take action against what it called inhuman torture practiced by the cia. a chief u.n. investigator has called for the prosecution of senior officials who planned an authorized torture including those responsible for carrying out techniques like waterboarding. norah? >> all right, charlie. thank you. the drama in hollywood isn't on the big screen. it's playing out through embarrassing hacked e-mails. sony pictures is reeling from the most recent dump of fire ary
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and sometimes offensive e-mails involving the studio head and some of the biggest stars. but ben tracy shows us how the poor publicity could lead to box office gold. >> reporter: the most recent exposure exposes jobs. scott ruined the oscar winning producer and amy pasqual viciously squabble in e-mails to each other over david fincher. angelina jolie had wanted him to direct her project "cleopatr"cl instead of jobs. >> look at this. >> kim jong-un wants to do an interview with him? >> there was the ending of the seth rogan film. it's about two african-american journalists who are recruited to travel to north korea and
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assassinate kim jong-un. >> according to the website gawker, pasqual wrote you have the power to help me here. all i can do is make sure that sew any won't be put in a bad situation. rogan reportedly responded by agreeing to tame down the ending of the film. we will make it less gory. there are currently four burn marks on his face. we will take out three of them, leaving only one. we've reduced the flaming hair by 50%. do you think this will help? is it enough. the fbi is currently investigating the hack and says that the attack was extraordinarily sophisticated and effective. federal investigators say guardians of peace, the group claiming responsibility, used hacking tools that would have bypassed 90% of security systems that most companies use. >> the studio in hollywood being crippled by hackers. whoever was prepared to deal with this level of an attack. >> reporter: for now the studio is staying silent. sony banned tv cameras from
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tonight's rhett carpet review of requestet the interview" in los angeles and barred the cast from answering reporters' questions. but as they say in hollywood, there's no such thing as bad publicity. >> it's going to drive more people to the box office. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," ben tracy, los angeles. still ahead on "cbs this morning," tens of millions of americans could be losing more than a good night's sleep. a leading sleleep
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did you know "gone with the wind" turns 75. >> frankly my dear, i don't give a damn. >> i say that to charlie all the time. rhett butler might not care, but fans do. >> i remind you of rhett butler, don't i. >> you do. look at the classic and a fine line walk in history. that's next on "cbs this morning."
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sleep and your memory. a new study found that certain sleep disorders may put you at a higher risk for dementia. dr. carol ash is a director of sleep medicine at the university of health in new jersey. good morning. >> good morning. >> what's the link here and why is this happening? >> it's great study. what they did was look at 167 elderly men and followed them through life to death and then they examined their brains at autopsy and they looked at abnormalities in the brain and they associated it back to a sleep study where they looked at drops in oxygen, breathing patterns and sleep patterns and what they found, jeff, was in the brain where there's a small little microinflux or death in the brain which was related to drops in oxygen on sleep study or sleep apnea, a breathing problem and app brain shrinkage.
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these changes are permanent. >> if you have sleep apnea, oxygen does not get to your brain. >> that's exactly right, charlie. so lack of oxygen to the brain and this link is suggesting that that's changing the brain's structure and linking it to dementia because what they looked at then was these individuals had declined in their mental function. and this is significant. >> not even with dementia but the relationship, too, between deep sleep and memory just for all of us is an issue. >> absolutely. we think of sleep apnea. we tend to think of fatigue as one of the things we should be looking at as a soon that you have a sleep problem but this study is reinforcing that we need to be mindful. if you're having problems with your memory or dementia, that there's a critical point that you can intervene and perhaps change the outcome. >> by doing what? >> well, looking for sleep disorders or just even changing your own sleep habits and improving the amount of sleep that you have in your sleep.
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you normally have about 25% of slow wave sleep when you're well rested. when you're not well rested that can increase up to 45%. >> so if you're using things like sleeping pills or other thing things to get that sleep, does that help? >> sleeping pills are not bad. if you have pain, it gets at the pain problem. you want to solve it. >> what's the best thing for sleep apnea? >> one of the best treatments, the gold standard is cpacs. there's other things. weight loss and surgeries. we talked about the stimulator to help people who are noncompliant with kre pacpac. the best thing is to see a doctor to help sort through all this. >> thank you. appreciate it. in a room full of 100 computer science graduates, only 12 will be women. ahead, we're going to meet the woman who's on a mission to give
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president obama is the first commander in chief to write a line of computer code. he learned the basics of javascript this week that puts him among the ranks of 53 million students who coded somewhere in the world in the past year. but as jericka duncan shows us, one important group is still far behind when it comes to computer science. jericka, good morning. >> good morning, norah. right now women represent 12% of all science graduates, a 30% drop since 1984. but there's a woman on a mission to change those numbers and get a million girls the code over the next ten years. >> i turn on the television, and i see no girls who look like me who are code ers or hackers or engineers and the girls are listening and saying, they're going to opt out. >> how do you change that? >> by making it cool.
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>>. >> reporter: girls also wants to have fun. which is why the founder of girls who code is in harlem at a club girls for code who they create their own video game. she's spreading the gospel of coding also known as telling a computer what to do. her reasons for promoting this skill are simple. >> you can actually lift an entire generation out of poverty through learning computer science and putting these girls on track to earning six-figure salaries. >> reporter: this is a junior at a high school. >> i figured it out. >> reporter: she's counting on that eureka moment to inspire these girls so they can control and create a digital world and overcome the biggest hurdles of all, self-doubt and the cultural stereotype that girls aren't good at math or science. >> you would never say i can't
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read, right? it's unacceptable to society. but it's acceptable in society for girls to say i hate math or i'm not good at math. >> reporter: there are more than 150 girls who code club across the country that teach robotics, web design, and mobile developmentment. >> what makes it interesting is you're the one creating the game now. you near not just sitting down and playing the game. >> we couldn't live without our devices, facebook, instagram, or twitter. this is how we communicate. >> it doesn't match with what you have. >> reporter: where the majority in the work force, majority in college, majority bread winners. how can we be left out of inoh valting. >> reporter: some of the top tech companies in the world like facebook, at&t and others with the code. >> first and foremost, they've
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done wonderful, wonderful thing for this organization. they lead from the front. they practice what they preach. they're at all of the events. they're there early, lat ones to leave. i have nothing but great things to sab all of them. >> you don't have to be super smart to be a part of coding. it's not about math or science. it's about trying to figure out how to solve a problem. >> reporter: and how to find a job in the future. by 2020 there will be an estimated 1.4 million job openings for computer specialists. >> don't care if you want to be beyonce or hillary clinton, you want to learn how to code. if you want to be a veterinarian, a doctor, a ballerina, technology is critical to whatever you're going to create and build. learn. learn how to code and build. >> there are already nearly 3,000 alumni of girls who code in 23 states nationwide. a ways away from her goal of 1 million students but with the help of girls who code network
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of supporters, res mao sue jani hopes to make progress in those numbers each year. >> i'm glad to see so many tech companies behind that. >> very cool. >> absolutely. she really wants to make sure young women have an opportunity and interest in coding and really trying to support that so they may actually have an interest it. >> silicon valley. >> coming up, smokey robinson is in studio 57. see why elton john, cheryl crow, and steven tyler are just some of the people who love smoky and how he's still going strong after more than 50 years. >> everybody loves smokey robinson of the miracles. >> smokey, he's the greatest. ♪ ooh, baby, baby ♪ you'd better shop around >> my dad would go, turn that
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radio down and i'd go, i'm ukee washington. he helped phillies win first world series in 28 years and now jimmy rollins is leaving town. various sources report phillies traded short stop to the dodgers. los angeles times reports that the phillies could get two minor league pitchers. no comment from the phillies. rollins is phillies all time hits leader 2306 in his career. a lot of us are waking up to snow this morning. this is new video from phoenixville chester county, picturesque scene as snow blankets christmas trees but take it easy out on the road and you could be in for a rather slippery morning commute. katie is in the weather center check ago this forecast, good morning. >> certainly does produce a pretty picture but yes, it can
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be dangerous. depending where you are traffic you might be looking at slick travel then some of your neighbors here around the rest of the delaware valley. what a difference just say hundred miles can make. we have sunlight at the shore but also finding some pretty decent snow falling right new through berks, montgomery counties. depending ban on your location, it will make or break what you find out there. we are still going to expect to see additional snow and few rain showers as day progresses. mainly snow showers. we will have lingering flurries tonight. 31 degrees expected low. by tomorrow we will promise you you're out out of here and nice long break with sunshine expected through monday, vittoria. >> good morning, everyone. i-95 is not an easy commute, delaware county, northeast philly, center city, let talk first about the delays in delaware county. commuting from the north bound direction approaching 420 we have an accident in the right lane cause ago this delay. delays on the cue kill, blue route, 12 is your average on
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he takes a bow and wins. clark gable shares the ovation as the dangerous and daring hero rhett butler. >> well, that was from the premiere of "gone with the wind" 75 years ago. one of the greatest movies in history came during a stormy time in america. ahead, how the debate over the movie's legacy continues today. welcome back, everybody, to "cbs this morning." also coming up in this half hour, he's had a hold on fans for more than 50 years. smokey robinson is in our toyota green room. there he is. smokey. we'll look at a life of love songs and teaming up with a new artist for his latest album. that's ahead. the hollywood report says
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melissa rivers, daughter of comedian joan rivers' death. >> if my mother was here this morning she would not only be grateful and proud she's be beyond herself sitting at the table beaming whee discreetly shoving crew sanlts and silverware into her purpose. tha on behalf of my mother, thank you so, so much. her mother joan died in september. >> "time" shows you the most popular innovative game. in texas it is lego bricks and in north carolina, the most popular toy is a "frozen" -- >> why not. >> i won't get you one. >> i already have one. the "washington post" reports on the ugly sweater craze.
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you can find the ugly sweater with the pro football name in the nfl collection for just about 50 bucks. and for about $15 you can rent truly stunning christmas sweaters called rent the runway. not bad to wear to a christmas party if you're with the right people. >> i'll do it. the sale of dr. dre's headphone company the beats at $3 million made him number one. he took home $620 million before taxes in 2014, the most ever. number two was beyonce with $115 million and the eagles earned $100 million. after more than 50 years smokey robinson is still hitting a high note. he's one of this country's greatest singers and songwriters with his latest album. he teams up with some of the biggest names in music. he is known as the king of motown.
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♪ you've really got a hold on me ♪ >> singer and songwriter smokey robinson has been entertaining audiences for more than half a century with his smooth voice and charming lyrics. ♪ you see my smile looks out of place ♪ >> as a teenager, he formed the miracles. motown's barry gordie signed the group. robinson also wrote hits for other art its like "my girl" for the temptations. "my guy" for mary wells. in 172 robinson went solo and became a hit solo artist. ♪ being with you, being with you ♪ >> the music world embraced him with inductions into the rock and roll and hall of fame. in 1977 he won his first grammy for "just to see her."
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♪ hurricane >> on his latest album, "smoky and friends" he collaborates with art its like john legend, elton john, and jesse jay, to rerecourt his greatest hits. he continues to sell out arenas and remains an icon in the music industry. smokey robinson, welcome. >> thank you. >> of all the songs, which one means the most to you? >> you're kidding, right? >> they're all fabulous. >> i have no idea. i'm a song lover. if i told you my favorite song it would probably have nothing to do with it. i've listened to music all my life. i grew up in a home where there was always music and i love songs. >> you grew up in detroit. >> grew up in detroit. >> yeah. >> that's right. born and raised. >> your city's coming back. >> well, i hope so. i really do.
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i hope and pray that it comes back. it was such a great place to be and to live. it needs to come back. >> smokey, what's the art of songwrighting? >> there's really no art to it. i think it's a gift. i think everybody gets a gift. i think god gives everybody a gift, and song wrooilting for me -- i'm not one of those songwriters that i have to take myself to this isolated place for two months so i can write. it just happens for me out of the clear blue. i'm coming -- i'm on the plane or somewhere and an idea comes and many times if i don't lose it before i get to the -- >> is it a line or a thought or -- >> yes. >> a line. >> no, no. it's all that. it's a line, a thought, a melody. it's all that. nothing -- there's no sequence. you don't know what comes first. >> you don't know when it's coming. >> exactly. >> this new album "smokey and
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friends," how did it come about, the collaboration with john legend and others? >> it was perceived by my production manager. they thought it would be a great for me to do an album with other guest artists singing my songs and the record company liked it, so they hired randy jackson, "american idol's" randy jackson who is my brother. i love him so much. he's such a wonderful person. he and i have never had a chance to work like this before. we've known each other for years and years. he's a producer. randy called the people on this record and said what is your favorite smokey robinson song. the songs i'm singing with them are their favorite smokey robinson songs. >> can i ask you what's goinging on in the music industry now? we go from cds to streaming music and others. can you gives your thoughts on that? >> it's a total 360 from when i
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first started. >> 360 in a good way or a bad way? >> i think it's a bit of both. there's so much downloading and -- free downloading and piracy and people swapping music from their computers and stuff, it's actually financially hurting the music business. however, you are in a position where you're exposed to millions and millions of people instantly. >> more people are listening but less people are getting paid. >> exactly. >> we have to ask you this. where does the name smoke come from? >> my uncle claude. when i was a baby, 3, 4 years old, he would take me to see cowboy movies. they were the favorite thing at my time. i loved them, especially the ones who save, roy rogers and gene autrey.
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he had a cowboy name for me, smoaky j smokey joe. people would ask my name and i'm say smokey joe and when i got to be 12 years old i dropped the joe off and they just called me smokey. >> it's great nachlt the album is fantastic. >> thank you. >> "smokey and friends" is available and perfect for a stocking stuffer. up next, you
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a kiss. who can forget the iconic movie "gone with the wind" and its timeless movie. it debuted 75 years ago this month and it remains the most successful movie of all times. but it did bring about controversy and michelle miller looks at history of devotion. >> reporter: they call themselves windy. >> i always call people i'd rather be called a windy than a goner. >> super fan, she's reunited with other windies at the
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museum, a trip she's made dozens of times. >> what is it about this finland that drives the obsession? >> i think because it has this obsession of universal aspect of survival. some people see a lot of redemption in it. and of course the romance. >> reporter: that sweeping love affair told in color is a southern epic of plantation during the war. a then unknown vivian leigh played scarlet o'hara who was more a feminist than a southern belle and the coin of hollywood rhett butler. >> frankly, my dear, i don't give a damn. >> reporter: at four hours long and filmed with seven color
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cameras, "gone with the wind" redefined cinema. it's still the top grossing film of all times. john wyatt jr. has published two books on it. how should we look at this film today? >> as probably the epitome of old hollywood. i think just putting it into conte context, you can appreciate it for what it is. >> it was a decade of entrenched racism and while african-americans struggled against jim crow, some say "gone with the wind" romanticized everything they were fighting. >> southerners took it as an appreciate of what they had gone through in the civil war. i think the rest of the country and the rest of the world looked
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at it differently. >> reporter: black newspapers boycotted it. an accused filmmaker david celtic of glorifying slavery. under pressure he removed the "n" world and any reference to the ku klux klan. >> he wanted to make a movie that made money so he was going to avoid those >> reporter: black alantans say it was more controversial than that. it was perpetuating jim crow, perpetuating these negative stereotypes. >> bus atlanta never looked at it like that. >> reporter: young said at the time they were in a transition caught between the end of the civil war and the birth of civil rights. >> hold on and suck in. >> reporter: when you saw hattie mcdaniel on film -- >> that was like my grandma.
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many of the people in my family worked in white families. even though they worked in white families and for white families, in our community, they maintained the respect and integrity and dignity to which they were entitled. >> so they dealt with their circumstances, their circumstances didn't define them. >> they did what they had to do to survive. >> reporter: but the night hattie mcdaniel won the oscar for her role, she was forced to sit in the back of the room next to the kitchen. it would take 50 years for atlanta to fully embrace the film. mayor young helped restudy her home. >> you have been on the front lines of the civility rights movement. you have help odd to redefine tlanta as the new south. >> mm-hmm. >> why was it important for you to help atlanta keep this film's memory live? >> we took the view that this was the end of slavery and the
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beginning of the new south. and we didn't want people to forget. we feed with a triumphant spirit of scarlet o'hara as a woman who was going to make it no matter what. >> this is the original portrait. >> reporter: whether you see it as romantic or racist. wiley says tame a cue from the film's heroine. >> we need to move on, make money, i don't want to be hungry. so she is the one at the end who is surviving, and she rejected the offer. >> after all, it isn't every day. >> for "cbs this morning," michelle miller, atlanta. >> it's so interesting to look back at that. michelle miller looked at how
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complicated race was at the time. the author of "gone with the wind" margaret mitchell donated thousand of dollars to educate 75 doctors and dentists at morehouse college. she did it under conditions nobody knew about it. >> she did it because of her own african-american made couldn't get the kind of medical treatment she needed for tuberculosis. >> at a white hospital. more movie news, it's an early sign for oscar. we'll show you the honors. also a college student jumps in to save a trapped man. the heroic
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dramatic rescue for a 92-year-old man who drove his car into a canal in port st. lucie yesterday. several bye standers sprang into
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action including a premed student. he grabbed a hammer and broke through a window to grab the man. the driver was unconscious but he administered cpa. >> cpr. >> cpr. the man is in stable condition today. >> hoh, my gosh. that's so great. the golden globe nominations, they often predict the awards to come. we would be remiss that cbs's "the good wife" is recommended along with "the affair," "do ""downton abbey,"". >> and the best motion picture comedies -- and the best most picture drama -- the golden globes will be handed out on january 11th. >> that does it for us. few news anytime, anywhere, lock on to cbsn. you can watch the all-new
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good morning, i'm erika von tiehl, investigators are expected to return to the area around schuylkill river in manayunk, a as they look for clues into what happened in shane montgomery. sources say, surveillance from a nearby nail salon shows shane walk ago across the bridge over manayunk can ol and towards a parking lot next to the river. it does not show where he goes next. the college student vanish early morning after leaving baron main street. reward for information in this case is now up to $65,000. lets get your forecast with katie, good morning. >> good morning. we are still tracking snow showers here in the delaware valley and really it is a sliver of our region impact
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right now in terms of where they are falling. we're talking nuisance snow showers having a hard time accumulating anywhere but unpaved surfaces and glass. if you are traveling certainly as vittoria will talk but may fine slick travel but thinks not shovellable snow moving forward. still expect to go see these showers of rain or snow here today as temperatures climb a little bit. thirty-one tonight with the lingering flurry and then overtime finally by tomorrow we can promise you some dry weather and nice warming trending on here as we flirt with 50 heading in to next week, vittoria. >> good morning, katie was talking with weather how it is affecting your commute. we have word of black ice reports in parts of the montgomery county and bucks county so be careful, on top of that we have rush hour delays. look at the the schuylkill expressway jammed in either direction around roosevelt boulevard and it continues further west you head and the further east you head your average speed on the schuylkill is 6 miles per
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hour, 11 on i-95, heavier delay approaching vine. fifteen your average on 476. delays on 422, pennsylvania turnpike still there and ten minute delays, due to equipment problems for norristown high speed line. speed restrictions in the area bridges. that is eye witt the necessary news for now. talk philly coming up at noon. and for many, it's a struggle to keep your a1c down. so imagine, what if there was a new class of medicine that
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